Rising stars in the Analyst Value Survey

At this time of year are busy with our annual Analyst Value Survey. The results of the survey are used and discussed hundreds of thousands of times each year. Using a write-in option, participants can give feedback on any firm they like – even a tiny one. To speed the survey along, however, we have a pick-list of the 60 or so most important firms. And each year we also test around 40 other ‘next year’ firms to see which we should consider adding or, or removing from, the list. Each year we tend to remove firms with fewer comments and add those that are rising in profile. This year we added in the firms shown above. Next year, for example, we’ll probably add Towers Watson and IHS.

We’ve updated the main list of firms, below. I think we have every analyst firms with more than 12 full-time analysts, but we still have time to add firms to the ‘next year’ test list. I’ve put in italic the firms that currently look as if they will fall out of the main list next year.

451 Group
Aberdeen Group
ABI Research
Aite Group
Alsbridge
Altimeter Research
AMI Partners
Analysys Mason
Aragon Research
ARC Advisory
Bersin by Deloitte
BI Intelligence
Bloor Research
BMI-TechKnowledge
Canalys
CEB/TowerGroup
Celent
Constellation Research
CSS Insight
Current Analysis
CXP Group
Datamonitor
Deloitte
Digital Clarity Group
Enterprise Management Associates
Enterprise Strategy Group
Everest Group
Experton Group
Forrester Research
Frost & Sullivan
Gartner
Gigaom
Greyhound Research
Hackett
HfS Research
Hurwitz & Associates
IDC
IDC Energy Insights
IDC Financial Insights
IDC Manufacturing Insights
Infonetics
Informa
Info-Tech Research Group
ISG
Kable
Kennedy
KPMG
NelsonHall
Novarica
Nucleus Research
Ovum
Pierre Audoin Consultants
Real Story Group
RedMonk
Saugatuck
Sirius Decisions
Strategy Analytics
TechMarketView
Technology Business Research
Ventana

Are there any firms we should add?

P.S. Here is the current list of ‘next year’ firms we are testing. I’ve put in bold the names of the firms that look most likely to make it from the test list into the main list next year.

AdExchanger
Africa Analysis
Arab Advisors Group
BARC
capioIT
CCID Consulting
CCW Research
ChainLink Research
Computer Economics
Crisp Research
CyberMedia Research
Deal Architect
Demand Metric
Diginomica
DisplaySearch
DMG Consulting
Enderle
Evans Data
Freeform Dynamics
G2crowd
Greenwich
GSMA Intelligence
Hypatia Research Group
IBRS
IBS
IDATE
IDC Health Insights
iGR
IHS
iSuppli Corporation
IT Central Station
Javelin
KeyInterval Research
LNS
Lünendonk
Markess
Mint Jutras
MWD Advisors
Nemertes Research
NSS Labs
Quocirca
Rethink Research
Securosis
Select
Signals
SMA
Source for Consulting
TABB Group
Technology Evaluation Centers
The Strategic Counsel
Towers Watson
VDC Research
Verdantix
Wikibon

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